Apple iPhones are unable to accept Over-The-Air (OTA) settings and need to be set up manually.

If you're unable to make use of our sim menu service, you might want to try setting up these parameters by yourself.

Here's how to set up your MMS and GPRS in a few easy steps.

MMS Setup:

Go to Multimedia Message Settings and ensure the following is inserted.

  • On your iPhone screen, tap Settings.
  • Scroll to and tap General.
  • Scroll to and tap Network.
  • Tap Cellular Data Network.
  • Tap the APN field, and enter mms.
  • Tap return.
  • The username and password fields below should be left blank.
  • Tap return.
  • Select the MMSC field and enter http://mms.virginmobile.co.za/.
  • Tap return.
  • Select the MMS Proxy field and enter
  • Tap return.
  • The MMS Max Message Size field is set with a default value.
  • Tap return.
  • The MMS UA Prof URL field can be left empty.
  • Press the home button to return to the main screen.

GPRS Setup:

Go to Internet Settings and ensure that the following is inserted:

Profile Name: Virgin Mobile Internet

IP Address:

Port Number: 8080

Access Point: vdata

Username: (Blank)

Password: (Blank)


  • Select the profile and activate the profile thereafter.

Message Settings:

From the main menu, go to Messages and select Message settings > Multimedia msgs.

For each of the fields, enter accordingly:

  • Multimedia retrieval options - Automatic
  • Save sent messages - Yes
  • Allow multimedia reception - Yes
  • Incoming multimedia messages – Retrieve